Denver Broncos starting defensive end Jason Hunter will miss the next two months and possibly the entire season after Mike Klis of The Denver Post reported on Wednesday that he tore his triceps during a technique drill at training camp on Tuesday.
Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio had promoted Hunter ahead of Robert Ayers to first string defensive end in July. Hunter had started a combined 14 games the previous two seasons. With Hunter now sidelined for possibly the entire season, Klis reports that either Ayers or second-round rookie Derek Wolfe will serve as the replacement.
Hunter's injury is yet another blow to the Broncos in August. Chris Kuper, the team's starting right guard, fractured his left forearm on the same day and will be out six weeks. The Broncos' recently-signed linebacker Keith Brooking is expected to miss the rest of the preseason with a pulled hamstring.